I am a freelance travel and food writer and blogger with over 150 articles published online and in print. My personal blog www.theregoesconnie.com covers both travel and inspiration. In my earlier years, I was a public school music educator and then a missionary in Ecuador. My book "Telling It On the Mountain: 52 Days in the Life of an Improbable Missionary" talks about the years we spent in South America. My husband and I have 3 married children and 13 grandchildren. We traveled to many parts of the world doing mission work but are now making Bucket List trips and exploring our beloved South in depth.